RYA Training Ladder - Powerboat

To use the training ladder, start at the top of the table and work your way down each row to see where you fit in with your existing knowledge. 

These RYA courses are designed especially for the small boat user. These boats are generally of the open type and do not normally provide accommodation or cooking facilities. The courses provide the knowledge required to operate a variety of boats, from a dory, (a yacht tender with a small outboard), to very high performance speedboats or Ribs powered by an inboard engine.

Please note: Intermediate and Advanced courses are run by Mendez Marine


RYA Powerboat Level 1

Able to drive under supervision

RYA Powerboat Level 2

Able to handle a powerboat in familiar waters by day

RYA Online Essential Navigation & Seamanship Course

Basic introduction to navigation and safety


RYA Intermediate Powerboat Course

Able to plan and execute short coastal passages by day

RYA Day Skipper Theory

Theoretical knowledge of basic seamanship, navigation and meteorology


RYA Advanced Powerboat Course

Able to plan and execute coastal trips by day and night